I am currently the main communications person in the EU-funded project Lifebrain, which is a collaboration between the University of Oslo (Centre for Lifespan Changes in Brain and Cognition, LCBC) and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. It is about brain health throughout the lifespan.
I write news articles and produce information materials about our research topics, making it accessible to relevant audiences (primarily health professionals and members of the publics). I write texts for web and social media, and liase with relevant stakeholders.
What I am best at: Deciphering complicated research and turning it into understandable and engageing stories!
Previously I was responsible for communications in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study at FHI.
I have an MSc in Science Communication from Imperial College London. March 2013 I completed a PhD about media framing and genetics from the University of Oslo, entitled "Framing the Gene: A science communication study of how newspapers frame different meanings of the gene concept, with applications for science education.
My interests and competencies lie within the areas: Science Communication, Health Communication, Brain health, Science education, Scientific literacy, Genetics and genomics, Media studies and Public understanding of science.
During 2014-2015 I spent a year at the University of Bahia, Brazil, to conduct research in the public understanding and attitudes towards modern genetics and genomics.
I also have expertise in questionnaire design.
If I can find the time (and the right people!), I also write scientific articles related to public understanding of science. I am a reviewer for many top science communication journals and am currently on the editorial board of the Journal of Science Communication: http://jcom.sissa.it/